Shelter Review

Shelter is part parable about the cruelty of nature, and part parenting sim. You play a mother badger guiding her cubs across a vast wilderness fraught with danger. You cannot control the cubs, but they waddle alongside you, and it …

Falling Skies: The Game Review

Generally, video game spinoffs of TV shows are not very good. Falling Skies is no exception. Falling Skies: The Game is a turn-based tactical shooter where you command members of the 2nd Mass in their fight against Espheni aliens across …

A City Sleeps Review

A City Sleeps, the twin stick shooter from Rock Band creator Harmonix, is exactly what it reports to be, you guide Poe through 3 brightly coloured levels, each containing 3 stages including a boss fight. A City Sleeps’ music is …

Schein Review

Schein has already won a half dozen or more awards and rightly so. Playing heavily on a sense of lonely unease and precision platforming Schein challenges the player to unravel the mysteries at the heart of the swamp. Schein takes …

Starpoint Gemini 2 Review

Starpoint Gemini 2 certainly doesn’t lack for scope or ambition. It sticks you in a spaceship, sends you out into a massive universe, and encourages you to go do whatever you want. You’re free to spend your time trading between …

Pix the Cat Review

Pix the Cat is both a serious evolution and a sincere eulogy. For everything that is evolutionary about it – like the ultra clever level design – there is an equal measure of eulogistic components – the wealth of unlockable …

Papers Please Review

Papers, Please occupies that uncomfortable space where your moral convictions affect your gameplay. Despite being a bureaucracy sim, it has engaging mechanics, a cracking pace and a tragic and revealing narrative. Set in 1982, you play an immigration inspector in …

The Shopkeeper Review

The Shopkeeper touts itself as a “point-and-click narrative game”, and I can confirm that the playing of this game does involve pointing and clicking. However, do not make the mistake of thinking this belongs in the same category as the …

Randal’s Monday Review

Crammed with geek culture references, Randal’s Monday shows potential as a point-and-click adventure game, but fails to deliver an engaging or innovative experience. You play Randal, who, after stealing his best friend’s engagement ring, awakens to discover that the ring …